Well, officially, I won't be until 11:21pm. Whatevs.
I wasn't exactly sure how today was going to go, in terms of what I'd want to do. It was my first weekend home all June, so I didn't make any definite plans.
My love has a gig in West Virginia, and my two closest girl friends are both out of town, so I figured since 29 isn't a big deal, I'd just celebrate at my annual park picnic next weekend.
Jordan left to go to his WV gig around 11 (after making me a breakfast sammich!) and I started feeling sad. So, I sent out a mass text inviting some favorite folks over for a dish to pass dinner at my house. Due to the short notice, only 4 were able to come, but it was PERFECT!
I love small gatherings, 2 folks new each other, 2 didn't, but we all had a fantastic time (I think)
My neighbor came and was, well, odd, but that's OK.
I'm also glad I did it, for while I had a call from my parents and G'ma, of course none from Bop. The loss of him has been harder for me round 2, and I was literally aching just to hear his voice.
But, as they say, when one door closes- another opens. My Aunt Leslie, who I only met when I was 3, is now back in my life, and she called me and we talked for over an hour. She just moved from California to Vermont, and is coming to visit me in August. I'm so grateful that even though no one will replace Bop, I am now beginning a new journey with a family member which is very exciting.
I just finished today's crossword, and am about to embark on the one thing I DID plan- Alfred Hitchcock movies and ice cream in bed!
Yes, a very, very lovely birthday indeed.